Thomson expands Technicolor business in Europe with NOB agreement

Thomson is expanding its Technicolor Network Services business in Europe by taking over NOB Cross Media Facilities (NOB CMF), a subsidiary of the state-owned Nederlands Omroepproduktie Bedrijf (NOB). The transaction enhances Thomson’s ability to deliver global consulting and managed services that facilitate the preparation, management and electronic distribution of multiple forms of content for a wide range of customers, including media companies, content owners and channel operators.

Thomson will assume control of the broadcasting facilities, contracts and resources managed by NOB CMF. Based in Hilversum, Netherlands, NOB CMF provides broadcasting, narrowcasting and multimedia support services to the Dutch media and entertainment industries. Revenues of NOB CMF reached $63 million in 2005.

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